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Gaya Island Resort

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Pulau Gaya 88000, Malaysia
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Pulau Gaya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel with gorgeous style wooden villas and wildlife right on your doorstep (or in the trees above you as the case may be). We saw some fabulous Malaysia hornbills, as well as some monkeys and some terrifying looking lizards. Pool was lovely, cocktails very nice and the fine dining restaurant was definitely worth paying extra. Only thing to note... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I live at this resort for 2days1night. In resort the environment are very nice, but many mosquito and fly there. Be aware your food and water! Also, this resort have many lum-sum fee, like the double way of boat charge need MYR140 per head! By the way the staff are very nice. Especially at the boarding station, Chalie and Rick.... More

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Hong Kong, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this place with a friend (2 girls) and had so much fun there. We landed at 8PM so have to book a chartered speed boat to take us to the island. Boat ride took 30mins. We had the Kinabalu room, which is up in the mountain, with view looking at the beautiful ocean. Quick a bit of walk in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Top notch place on a remote island- perfect getaway to leave the hustle and bustle of traditional tourist spots. Service and treatment by the staff was top notch- attentive to your needs and warm. The hotel villa's were awesome. Huge rooms, high quality finishings and private- almost like your own tree fort in the woods. Bathroom was massive with huge... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gaya island was the end to a lovely break in Borneo. Travelling with a toddler (21 month old) can be tricky, especially dealing with meal times and nap times, so we were a bit nervous, but Gaya Island had it all. It was a beautiful location with plenty to do. There were organised activities, some for free and some at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed at the Gaya Island Resort for 3 days in October 2013. The villas are excellent - very spacious and luxurious - with possibly the biggest bath I've seen. Great balcony overlooking the rainforest and ocean. The restaurant (upstairs) serves excellent food. There's free snorkelling every day right off the beach and the reef is in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There seams to be a lot of moaning on here for jack all. You are stuck with know where to go..... Well what do u expect - you are on a island that is covered by a Forrest- if u are expecting to find a shopping mall in the middle then this place is not for you - stay on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong, Gaya Island Resort will most likely be a lot of peoples dream destination, but for us it didn't really tick all the boxes. Let's start with the good stuff. Location, don't worry, it doesn't get much better than this. Rooms, yes we paid for the more expensive type, but I'd recommend you do to, amazing standard... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has to be one of my favourite places I have ever stayed in. The location of this hotel on Gaya Island is my idea of paradise. The wildlife and scenery was beautiful. The hotel itself is nicely laid out, the rooms have lovely views and are of a high standard. There is a nice bar to sit and have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 5 nights at this resort in mid-June with our boys aged 13 and 15. - We loved the property and it's architecture. - The service of the hotel staff is probably the best we have seen in Asia. A special shout-out to the restaurant staff! - The property offers a wide array of activities which will kept us... More

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Address: Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Pulau Gaya 88000, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Pulau Gaya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Gaya Island Resort 5*
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